In just a couple of days, we will be casting our vote in the Presidential election. My heart has been broken as I’ve heard and seen all of the dishonor concerning the candidates and the issues surrounding this election. Not only are people dishonoring the men who have been appointed for such a time as this, but they are dishonoring one another with their constant bashing back and forth of the issues. We must remember to bless with our words and not curse.
Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips.
I have been intentional in taking this election before the Lord in prayer, both corporately and privately. This one has not been easy, and I can honestly say that my own decision has not come without a struggle. I have wrestled with God. But I have finally come to a place of peace and rest now, because I believe God’s hand is upon our nation, and that His plans will prevail.
Friends, we must call on the wisdom and guidance of the Lord to direct our hearts in the voting process. We must pray and ask God to open our eyes and show us the man that He has chosen to lead this nation for this season. Pray and ask Him to show you the man who will be the most pliable in His hands.
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5)
I believe that every Christian has a responsibility to vote. Your decision is between you and God. The truth of the matter is that our hope is not in a man. Our hope is in God, and in Him alone. I know that the outcome of this election will have lasting effects on this nation, our economy and we as a people.
The question is, “Do you trust God enough to vote your conscious and leave the rest up to Him?”
Come Tuesday, I pray that you will vote (if you haven’t already). Please understand that despite what you might think, your vote does matter. Some would say that there isn’t much choice in either candidate. Some ask how they can morally side with either one. I know that God is ultimately in control. I believe that God can change the heart of any man, and that He can use either of these men to accomplish His will. Our responsibility is to vote, and to continue to pray and intercede for these men, our governmental leaders, and all of those in authority. No matter the outcome, we must continue to be a nation that blesses so that we in turn will be blessed.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people he chose for his inheritance.
From heaven the Lord looks down
and sees all mankind;
from his dwelling place he watches
all who live on earth—
he who forms the hearts of all,
who considers everything they do.
No king is saved by the size of his army;
no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
to deliver them from death
and keep them alive in famine.
We wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.
As a people we must also continue to pray that God would have mercy on us, forgiving us for the things we’ve allowed, so that righteousness would once again rule and reign in our hearts. Over the next couple of days, will you commit to intercede with me on behalf of our nation? We must continue to fix our eyes on Jesus and put our faith and our trust in Him alone.